MB Mallari’s Crispy Pata

Mona Lane Building , Lucinao Avenue Santa Cruz , Magalang , Pampanga province- Philippines

The PNPCSI secretariat after the MOA signing in Pampanga Agricultural College,  went on a road trip to ABE Farm Resort and Le Verde Motel within Magalang town. We decided to look for a place to eat .

 Ms. Lhen Mallari Рthe proprietor of the eatery

The group then decided to give this small quaint restaurant a second look, the unassuming tarpaulin poster .  We wanted to taste a home grown specialty of the place.

dining area and geometric patterns on the wall

The group was greeted by the proprietors of the restaurant .  Sir Bobby Zapata then ordered the in-house specialty of the restaurant- Crispy Pata  .

History :  While waiting for our orders  , Our group have a short talk with the proprietors . They are meat vendors at the nearby Magalang Public Market for almost 10 years.   Mrs. Mallari Рthe owner of the eatery said that she begun experimenting different style of marinating and cooking styles of Crispy Pata . Then she started her home based business catering to her neighbors and immediate family members about 3 years ago.  She notice the steady increase of her customer base through  word of the mouth advertisement .

crispy pata with condiments

Some of her clientele would even buy frozen Crispy Pata bound for France and the United States ! Then they decided to open an outlet near the main plaza of  Magalang town.

crispy pata

Our group enjoyed this  hearty meal , Their pata is crispy but the meat portion  is tender and soft. The soy sauce and vinegar condiments with chopped chili peppers , chopped garlic and chopped onions  best accompany the pata with ordinary rice. Our group was also given another in-house specialty munggo 

munggo with ampalaya

  The eatery also serve Fried Itik and can accommodate between 25 to 30 persons in any given time .  According to the owners, for those who wanted to order their crispy pata on special occasions  , It is wise to pre-order them days in advance  .

The store is open everyday

Contact Information

Ms. Lhen Mallari : 0999-456-4628

Mr. Mhou Mallari : 0918-522-2236



Museo ning Angeles tour

Museo Ning Angeles, Angeles City, Pampanga province -Philippines

Museo Ning Angeles facade and statue of Dr. Jose Rizal

A small group of writers and bloggers were invited for a whole day tour of Angeles city cultural district .  We meet at Trinoma mall before embarking a 2-hour trip to Angeles City, Pampanga.

facade of the old municipal building

This edifice was constructed in 1922 during the incumbency of Mayor Juan Nepomoceno and served as the municipio (town hall) until 1999 after which it was turned over to Kuliat Foundation and converted into what is now the Museo Ning Angeles.

Museo Ning Angeles -historical marker designated the building as Important Cultural Property by the National Museum installed in June 12, 2012

This building is a priceless asset, vintage circa 1920, the edifice is a museum piece by itself, located at the prime Sto. Rosario Historic District across the Holy Rosary Cathedral.

Holy Rosary Parish Church

The church was constructed from 1877 to 1896 by the townspeople of Angeles who were made to work under the Spanish government, where all native males, 16-60, were required to perform manual labor for free.  From 1899 to 1900, the U.S. Army used the church as a military hospital.

flea market bazaar

 This exhibit bazaar of native cookies were made by women of Angeles City , Pampanga .  This is a livelihood project for the community were women were taught how to make home -style traditional cookies and  crispy mushroom crackers. Before entering the museum , I have bought  some sample of their products .

diorama of the church and Christmas lantern parade in Angeles City


Sulucan is former jail area

Culiat history

Angeles  City was formerly called Barrio Culiat,  where there are trees that grew abundantly in the area at the time when the first settlers founded the town is now the city’s old district.

Origin :

 Culiat or Kuliat was derived from at least two possible plant names. One is from the plant kuliát, Gnetum indicum Lour. Merr. a woody vine that abound in the place or a shrub of the the same Gnetum family. While the other one is a Diospyros specie, of the black wood family. This family of trees includes the famous Philipine ebony wood, and Talang  (Diospyros discolor Willd. [D. philippensis Desr.]). Types of talang includes the known Kamagong or Mabolo tree in many Philippine languages. Culiat Street is said to be the area where the old San Fernando barrio of Culiat was located, near the chapel of Apu Mamacalulu. An old barrio of Tandang Sora in Quezon City is also named Culiat (or Coliat).

a typical fiesta scene

culinary utensils on display found in the second floor

The museum is a common place history and lifestyle community museum to an innovative culinary center that is to become known for the depth of its research, extensive and engaging nature of its collection and its interactive service like cooking demonstration, food festivals  and documentation on Kampampangan  and International cuisine practice. For those who wanted to conduct  research on culinary and culinary studies there is also a library and short culinary course being held at the museum .

group picture

Note: The museum also conducts Culinary and Heritage tours around the vicinity and there is a half day tour and a whole day tour available. Unlike other heritage tours one can customized or tailor fit a tour itinerary to suit one’s budget or time

Address: Old Muniscipio Building , Sto. Rosario Heritage District Sto. Rosario Street , Angeles City 2009 -Philippines

Phone (+63) 45-887-47-03 Mobile : (0926) 98766-55

Museum : Opens daily  9:00 am to 5:00pm

 night visit and Sundays : by appointment

Email: angelesmuseo_kfi@yahoo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Museo-ning-Angeles/375871512490168

Museo ning Angeles: http://museoningangeles.blogspot.com/2007/10/about-us.html

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